Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 12 die Novembris, 1670.
Servants not to stand on the Stairs.
ORDERED, That no Lacquey, or Footman, belonging to any Member of the House, or other Gentleman's Servant, do hereafter presume to stand upon any Part of the Stairs leading up to this House: And in case any of them shall do contrary hereunto, such Lacquey, or Footman, is to be sent to the House of Correction: And the Serjeant at Arms attending this House is to see this Order put in Execution.
And it is further Ordered, that this Order be set up at the farther Door of the Lobby.
A Bill on the Behalf of Sir Christopher Clapham, for improving the Common of Outwood, in the County of Yorke, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for regulating the making of Serges was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
Frauds by Servants.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill to prevent the Cozenage of Servants is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed: And that Lord Allington, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Ernely, and all the Members that serve for the County of Wiltes, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill on the Behalf of Benedict Hall Esquire, was committed.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
The House being informed, that a Motion is intended to be made in the High Court of Chancery, in a Cause there depending, wherein Charles Cornwallis Esquire a Member of this House, is concerned, at the Suit of John Digby Esquire;
Ordered, That the said Mr. Cornwallis be allowed his Privilege as a Member of this House; and that no Proceeding be in the said Cause during the Session of Parliament.
Privilege- a person discharged from custody.
The House took into Consideration the Petition of John Durant, now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Breach of Privilege, in affronting and abusing Mr. Bartu, a Member of this House, with reviling and provoking Language, and uttering contemptuous and abusive Words against the Honour and Justice of this House.
Resolved, That he be brought to the Bar of this House: and, upon his Knees, ask the Pardon of this House.
He was brought in; and begged his Pardon accordingly: And, being reprehended by the Speaker, was afterwards withdrawn.
Ordered, That the said John Durant, now in the Cusdody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be discharged from his Commitment, paying his Fees.
Papers dispersed at the door.
Sir John Knight reports from the Committee appointed to examine the Authors, Printers, and Dispersers of the seditious Books delivered at the Door of the House, that the Committee had examined the Persons in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, who delivered the same; and that the said Persons, not only refused to discover the Authors and Printers thereof; but, in their Carriage before the Committee, were very contemptuous and abusive; and that the Matter contained in the Books were very libellous and seditious.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of this Report be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply; and humbly moved, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House on Monday Morning next Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Ordered, That all Committees that were appointed to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.